synthetic phonics

Here’s what Australian parents think about teaching phonics to pre-schoolers

By Stacey Campbell

Phonics remains one of the most controversial literacy instruction topics debated in Australian education. Early childhood prior-to-school settings

Teaching of synthetic phonics in Australia based on flawed evidence

By Greg Brooks

What is phonics for? Where does it fit into an overall pedagogy of literacy? Without clear answers to these questions, the contestants in the phonics debate will continue to circle each other like blindfolded prizefighters. The aim of literacy teaching is to produce readers who tackle texts on paper or screen with confidence and understanding,